Julia has been sharing her love of music with kids and adults for over a decade. She seeks to provide a nurturing and supportive environment for emerging musicians to explore their sound. With her guidance, her students have been accepted into top youth orchestras in the Montreal and San Francisco Bay Area, including Young People’s Symphony Orchestra, San Jose Symphony, California All-State Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre des Jeunes de la Montégérie, and others. Julia is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas

A passionate music educator, she holds a violin studio where she specializes in teaching adult amateur violinists and helps them make music a part of their lives. She is the founder of the Mapletree Music Studio, where she teaches violin and music to students both in person and online. 

In 2016, she founded the Firehouse Summer Music Camp in Pleasanton, California. There she is the director of four music camps of kids aged 8 to 14, including a string and brass ensemble. 

If you are interested in violin lessons, you can click below for Julia’s studio website, Mapletree Music, or contact her directly. 

"After much deliberation, I finally decided to pick up the violin as an adult beginner and this past year and a half of learning has been the best musical learning experience I have had by far. Julia is an amazing teacher, extremely patient, encouraging, and kind while also ensuring that her students feel challenged and motivated to improve... It's so rare to find a teacher who takes in adult beginners and believes in musical progress despite your age and Julia is definitely one of those rare and wonderful teachers! I would recommend Mapletree Music Studio (and Julia of course) to anyone who wants to pick up a new and rewarding skill"
Olivia Valentini
Adult Violin Student
"I had to ponder a bit because I didn’t know how to begin. Well I have been taking violin lessons for a year. Hence, being older I couldn’t imagine succeeding to any degree and believe me violin has been one of my biggest challenges.I have type A personality and Julia makes everything so easy. Thus, when I ‘m ready to give up she knows how to grab my attention and that comes from her incredulous teaching ability. Julia has a magical way of teaching and I see myself continuing another year with her. In fact , I think I might continue indefinitely that’s due to her brilliant way of teaching each student differently. She meets my needs in order for me to succeed. She brings out my strengths and that transfers to all aspects of my life! Thanks Julia!!! "
Sheila Morrison Daley
Adult Violin Student